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't be used next year. the draft will go away as we have said in all the testimony. i have to report that most of the testimony yesterday was on the middle school feeder patterns. there were people from certain schools that were urging us to adopt them as they were proposed in the draft because they like them. but generally speaking, there was more concern about it and support for the idea of this fazed-in adoption, which is also what has been heard in the community meetings and other feedback mechanisms. the committee yesterday evening consisted of commissioner mendoza and myself because commissioner kim was not able to be there. but the two of us as the quorum of the committee recommended to the board that at the next meeting, that the board support the substitute motion that will take the place of the first reading, the first draft of this policy. the substitute motion will include those slightly amended elementary school attendance areas and the policy language that talks about the phasing in of the middle school feeder patterns not this year, but that we will use middle school assignment
more than if the use pg&e, but it would lower it to what our cost of generation is. to the extent we used hetchy power in cca, we would only charge generation costs. vice president vietor: would that impact the negotiation of the contract with the cca provider because of the profit? >> i do not think so. again, it would only impact that, and potentially in a positive way, if we were going to be buying power from another municipal entity. it would limit how much it could charge us. that is probably on the margin, not a major part of it. president crowley: it takes all of the financial incentive out of any energy conservation. >> exactly. vice president vietor: that is one in -- i am from the city attorney -- >> i am from the city attorney's office. that is only one interpretation. that is only one reading which could be given to it. >> we will give you a fact sheet on that. vice president vietor: in november -- on the november ballot? >> yes, it is. president crowley: anything that needs to be received? commissioner moran: there were several things distributed with the agenda binder t
to those of us that pay our bills, informing us that 26 will jeopardize, if passed, our solar in san francisco, since we are supposed to be a green city. i'm just asking -- will you please consider that, and let people know and understand? people who do not attend these meetings do not know about services you provide other than challenging us for the sewage, and i would like to say that, too, while i'm on it. i have been back in my home a year, will be, on the 28 of september, and i would like to say i have been receiving my pg&e bill, and my electricity has been less than $4 a month, and this is because of the solar. people listening in the audience because they see me all the time, and i let them know that i am your ambassador, and i am requesting that everyone get solar because the benefits -- it benefits not only the applicants, but as well as our breathing, our health, and i know we had a concern about those smart meters. there were people at those hearings, and i am afraid, and a lot of people are as well but are getting sick on those smart meters. please get the information on
we put on the website, and give us input into what we are proposing. the draft definition reads -- " community benefits are those community impacts resulting from operation of its water, wastewater, and community services, and this is on page 13 of your hand out on the powerpoint. "the sfpuc seeks to be a good neighbor and promote stability by trouble bottom line, which balances economic, environmental, and social equity goals." what you do not have in your powerpoint hand out, but which does appear in the draft definition and on the website is what one might call a value statement. the sfpuc creates measurable outcomes and devote sufficient resources to achieve the following 10 community benefit outcomes -- the first one is stakeholder and community involvement, and we put this first for a reason -- we believe that having your stakeholders involved in the design, development, the implementation, the monitoring, and the evaluation of your programs is critical, and you have some excellent examples in terms of the community advisory committee, the dead just a task force, and eight
, and it provides the latest information we have. this has been in our system for the last several years. using chloramine, it has resulted in our reduction in the use of will recall by products. when you use a straight chlorine, it forms disinfection byproducts, which in many cases are considered to be carcinogens, so you still love it efficient defection -- so you still love each fission disinfection. there is additional research going on out there. i believe that report is online. there is a report from the epa region 9 that would reinforce that we were on the right track in terms of usage in san francisco. secretary housh: i think there may be a problem with the packets. we will make sure you get them. president crowley: generally, these are sent out ahead of time. i can always make sure and bring extra copies. >> madam? >> the 2009 meeting, so the status on the research, the chloramine? >> we were looking at putting out an rfp looking directly at bat, and no one has proposed that yet, so we're scratching our heads, trying to figure out how to get someone interested in that research. we're
. at least 29 people died. another 110 wounded. i want to thank you, as always, for being with us here on this cnn sunday morning. now time for me to hand it over to candy crowley and "state of the union." >>> the last acts of the primary season ended with an explosion in delaware's republican senate race. >> oh, my gosh. >> christine o'donnell, the favorite of tea party activists beat establishment candidate, congressman mike castle. and the decision by alaska senator lisa murkowski to fight back against the tea party candidate who won the primary. inside the republican party, the chatter of civil war. among democrats, the feeling that there's an opportunity here. >>> today, democrats look for an opening in the republican party divide. exclusive interviews with alaska senator lisa murkowski and tim kaine, chairman of the democratic national committee. >> they're chasing after moderate candidates and hence they're moderate voters. >>> also this morning, tea party kingmaker, senator jim demint. >> they're madder at the democrats than they are at the republicans right now. >>> i'm candy
region of the data, but the board did not agree with us. on the positive side, they did make it clear that it wanted staff to arrange for accelerated termination. and to report to them regularly on the status, so we're optimistic that if evaluations show that it will not be needed, we will have no potrero operations as of january 1. commissioner: what will happen to it? >> it will be dismantled and other opportunities pursued. redevelopment of the power plant site. one company is obligated to perform mediation at the site, because they are the prior owner of the facility, and so they have responsibility for much of the cleanup. that cleanup cannot commence in earnest before the facility is released from its must run obligation. pg&e has stated that they are standing ready to begin that work, once the boiso says mirant can shut that down. : commissioner -- commissioner: does the city owned that? >> no, but -- president crowley: we are trying to develop some of it, but we do not own all of the land, right? >> correct. for that area to be redeveloped, there is still a substation nearby t
to move forward and take to the board of supervisors. and it will give us the ability at p.u.c. to better control the grease that is coming out of our restaurants and our sewage service establishments, catering kitchens, etc. we are already out there at restaurants educating them about keeping grease out of the sewers, best management practices. we have the s.f. grease recycling program, but we're still finding that we have a big problem with grease in the sewers. we have a plumbing code that has requirements for restaurants to put grease traps in and has standards, and we have our public works code that has a limit on the amount of grease that wastewater coming from a restaurant can have in it. so we have existing codes. but we still have over 40% of our sewer service work orders when the crews get called have to do with grease, over 40%, and that translates to over three million dollars a year in crew time, equipment, trucks, video equipment, time that could be used inspecting critical pipes that might be failing, other things that would increase our levels of service. and the bottom li
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